B.S.G.E. in Geological Engineering
Combine the knowledge of earth science with engineering principles to solve human problems through geological engineering.
Geological engineering students at the University of Mississippi combine a knowledge of earth processes with engineering skills to solve problems. Their work intersects with the fields of civil engineering, mining and energy, natural hazards, pollution, waste disposal, groundwater, and more.
The Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering program at Ole Miss includes field camps in Oklahoma and New Mexico, lab exercises, field work, and group projects that facilitate a tight knit student body with relationships lasting well beyond graduation.
Employment of geological engineers is projected to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026. The median annual wage for geological engineers was $94,240 in May 2017. Graduates from the University of Mississippi work in energy, environmental consulting, government research and regulation, construction, and mining.
Geological Engineering Students at Ole Miss participate in undergraduate research, professional conferences, and international travel through Engineers Without Borders.
B.S.G.E. in Geological Engineering Faculty
The Geological Engineering faculty at Ole Miss have experience in industry and academic research, and share a passion for student engagement.
Specific requirements for the B.S.G.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102, or Hon 102; Math 261-264; Math 353; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116, and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Csci 251; C E 431; Engr 309, 310, 312, 323, 340; Geol 103, 106 (or 102), 225, 303, 305, 314; G E 301, 401, 405, 420, 421, 450, 470, 540. Two engineering science electives must be selected from C E 472, Engr 321 or Engr 360. One geological engineering technical elective must be selected from G E 415, 460, 490, 502, 503, 507, 510, 511, 513; C E 471, 325; or Engr 313. Please see department for advice.
Freshmen may directly enroll in geological engineering with an ACT Math score of at least 25 (or SAT equiv) and 3.0 high school core GPA. Students transferring to the program from other majors or other institutions must have 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as 25 ACT Math score or B in MATH 125 or higher math class.
"My career has evolved from oil and gas exploration, to defense, aviation and aerospace. The best part has been travel around the world, ranging from mapping the ocean floor in the Bay of Bengal, to applying hyperspectral data to support counter-narcoterrorism efforts in Latin America."
Student and professional organizations like the American Association of Petroleum Geologists sponsor on-campus industry speakers, organize field trips, and assist with professional conferences. Students with Engineers Without Borders have carried out projects in Togo and Ecuador.